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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Libraries to stock new Memory Boxes to help dementia sufferers

* Top picture: a 1950s themed cinema Memory Box. Below: other types of the boxes.

Denbighshire Library users can now take a step back in time, thanks to five new Memory Boxes, all set in the 1950s, which are available to borrow. 

Created by Making Sense CIO, and funded by Dementia Aware Denbighshire, these boxes contain carefully chosen items from the 1950’s. 

Each box includes items that are designed to spark conversations and rekindle memories. 

These scheme was launched at a coffee morning in Rhyl Library where attendees were invited to drop in and take a trip down memory lane. 

The five different box themes include: 

  1. 1950’s Cinema.
  2. School Days.
  3. Seaside Holiday.
  4. Shed Contents.
  5. Work Place. 

These boxes can be requested and delivered to a local library for collection, and be borrowed on a library card, just like a book. 

Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead Member for Welsh Language, Culture & Heritage said: “It is great that these memory boxes are now available for our library users to borrow. 

"They are a unique look into how life was lived more than 70 years ago and these boxes will give both young and old the chance to see items from this era.” 

* For more information, visit or contact your local Denbighshire Library.

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